Rabi paddy to be procured from May 1

New Indian Express | 27th April 2018 With paddy procurement of the 2017 Kharif marketing season ending on April 30, the State Government on Thursday decided to start the Rabi procurement from May 1.Rabi paddy procurement will be confined to 18 districts and district-level procurement committees will decide the date of purchase basing on the [...]

2018-04-27T10:38:34+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Lao PDR to enhance productivity and quality in agriculture

Devdis Course | 27th April 2018 More than 140,000 people will benefit from efforts to make rice, maize, and produce farming more productive and profitable, through the Lao PDR Agriculture Competitiveness Project, approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.The USD 25 million project will support 28,000 farming households in 224 selected rural villages [...]

2018-04-27T10:31:15+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Spices rule steady in mute trade

Business World | 26th April 2018 Prices of black pepper, ginger unbleached and copra ruled stable in an otherwise muted spices market here today in the absence of any major demand from stockists and retailers amid lacklustre export offtake.Following are today's closing rates (in Rs) with previous rates in brackets:Black pepper (per kg) 380/440 (380/440), [...]

2018-04-27T10:35:20+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Bangladesh emerges largest importer of Indian cotton

Financial Express | 24th April 2018 Bangladesh has emerged as the biggest importer of Indian cotton this season. It imported around 21 lakh bales of cotton from India overtaking China, which was largest importer of Indian cotton until now. For many seasons, China has remained the largest importer of cotton from India and has imported [...]

2018-04-24T10:49:42+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Odisha: Paddy purchase will begin in Sambalpur from May 14

New Indian Express | 24th April 2018 Paddy procurement for the current rabi season will begin from May 14 in the district. The decision was taken in the district level paddy procurement committee meeting held at the Collectorate here on Monday. The meeting, which was chaired by Sambalpur Collector Samarth Verma, resolved to procure paddy [...]

2018-04-24T10:45:41+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

India’s spices exports jump 20% in April-December

Financial Express | 24th April 2018 Export of spices and value added spice products recorded an year-on-year increase of 20% in volume terms and 4% in rupee value during the first three quarters of the current fiscal,state-run Spices Board said on Monday. India exported 797,145 tonne of spices and products valued at Rs 13,167.89 crore [...]

2018-04-24T10:44:05+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

GoM moots cess on sugar, subsidy for cane farmers

Economic Times | 24th April 2018 Imposition of a cess on sugarNSE 0.00 %, a production subsidy to sugarcane farmers and reducing goods and services tax on ethanol are some of the suggestions put forward by a group of ministers headed by Nitin Gadkari that is looking into the rising sugarcane arrears. The meeting was attended [...]

2018-04-24T10:39:09+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Record wheat procurement in Fazilka

Times Of India | 24th April 2018 While briefing the procurement done in the district Fazilka deputy commissioner Isha Kalia said 52,000 MT wheat was lifted on Saturday from the mandis in the district and was a record procurement. She said Rs 394 crore had been transferred to the farmers for their produce till Saturday… Source:https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/record-wheat-procurement-in-fazilka/articleshow/63873535.cms

2018-04-24T10:35:05+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Agri Commodities|